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Litigation 2010

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InnovationRepresenting Novell against SCO in its long battle over the Unix operating system
Originality6
Rationale6
Impact6
Total18
DescriptionIn successfully defending the rare allegation of slander of copyright, the firm established that the “first amendment threshold” also has to be surmounted in the corporate context. Getting the case moved to the US federal courts and producing killer evidence at trial were similarly key to winning the latest round of this open-source litigation